Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Happy Sunday, Relax! Our king and Savior- He has us in the palm of his hand! Peace!

Happy Sunday!

Today is observed as the fifth World Day for the poor. Here are the words of Pope Francis for contemplation. https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/poveri/documents/20210613-messaggio-v-giornatamondiale-poveri-2021.html

After stopping at a local shop for food the woman was in her car reading messages on the phone when a man cleanly dressed approached the opened car window. Mam, excuse me, I am hungry. (There was a fast food restaurant next door.) May you help me get something to eat? Startled, the woman was not expecting this approach even less so by a cleanly clad and with a mannerly request. The man went on...'whatever you may give from your heart...' The woman herself a little hungry knew cupboards of food were at home and handed this most unlikely man enough to fill for a few meals.

This Sunday in solidarity with the poor we may ask for what do we hunger? Where is our own poverty? How are we answering the plea--May you help me get something to eat? For us indeed is the bread of life, the Eucharist.

Peace!

 

Happy Sunday! Christ gave everything to follow God’s will as did the widow with her two coins. In the US this week Veteran’s Day is recognized. May all those who sacrificed be received by our Lord. Peace!
Happy Sunday! This week is a special one with All Saints Day and All Souls Day side by side. Lord make us Saints to carry out your will. Let us pray for all souls in Purgatory. May we give thanks and remember to pray. Peace!
Happy Sunday! Christ moves us along as his body, the church. As the fall rowing regatta is this weekend it may be a reflection to learn a lesson or two from the rowers. 1. In a racing shell rowers stroke in unison and find a tempo to row by not overpowering other rowers on the team. The smooth stroke of placing the row blade in the water with a precision is worth looking at for spiritual lessons on working in unison on behalf of the Gospel. 2. Once after a lesson rowers needed to find their own shoes left in a basket on the dock. (Deck shoes are attached to the glide bar which are adjusted to fit with a Velcro strap.) Everyone located their sneakers, except 1 new rower whose shoes were missing! As movement is swift everyone was aligned to hoist out of the water, on command, then hoist upon the air the skull above shoulders to bring it back to shelve in the boathouse. So the shoeless new rower went sock-footed to join the line of teammates, otherwise the weight would have been heavier on all. Once on the boathouse rack, from across the parking lot sprinted another rower waving the missing sneakers. She had taken the wrong pair and found hers in the car!! Jesus takes us from where we are to form us, with shoes or without, into a unified church. May we look after one another this Sunday and always. Peace!

Latest comments

10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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29.04 | 13:30

Sunday is the most precious day of the week, time for reflection, Mass, family, and often religious studies, reflection, writing and ministry.

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